Iowa Colleges Statistics

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2020 Iowa Colleges Statistics

In Iowa State, there are 92 Iowa Colleges - 24 public and 68 private schools. Among them, 90 schools are offering undergraduate programs and 35 schools have graduate programs. 60 Iowa Colleges offer the distance learning Opportunities and 3 schools are online completely schools that all degree programs can be completed by online educationin Iowa. Total 241,615 students are attending Iowa Colleges and the average students to faculty ratio is 12.33 to 1. The 2020 average tuition & fees at Iowa Colleges is $8,125 for Iowa residents and $20,642 for out-of-state students. The average graduate tuition & fees is $11,125 for Iowa residents and $13,578 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 2019-2020 statistics for Iowa Colleges.
Iowa Colleges Statistics
academic year 2019-2020
Number of Schools92 schools
By Types24 public, 68 private
By Levels46 four(4) years
44 two but less than four years
2 less than two(2) years
By Categories2 National Universities
7 Liberal Arts Colleges
44 Community Colleges
Tuition & fees
Undergraduate$8,125 Iowa residents
$20,642 out-of-state
Graduate$11,125 Iowa residents
$13,578 out-of-state
Average Financial Aid$10,775
Student Population241,615
Undergraduate206,013
Graduate35,602
Acceptance Rate76.21%
Test Scores1,107 SAT, 23 AVG
Students to Faculty Ratio12.33 to 1

Iowa Colleges Comparison By Rank, Tuition, and Admission

Next table lists Iowa Colleges ordered by rank. The number in rank column refers to the rank in the Iowa college ranking. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
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2019-2020 Iowa Colleges Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Grinnell College
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Private, 4 yearsGrinnell, IA
$58,648 $39,285 1,49311% 1,450 SAT
32 ACT
8 to 1
2 Drake University
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Private, 4 yearsDes Moines, IA
$45,912 $25,777 4,77469% 1,300 SAT
28 ACT
10 to 1
3 Iowa State University
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Public, 4 yearsAmes, IA
$25,446
($9,634)
$6,497 31,82291% 1,207 SAT
25 ACT
18 to 1
4 Luther College
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Private, 4 yearsDecorah, IA
$46,760 $32,160 1,80276% 1,203 SAT
26 ACT
11 to 1
5 University of Iowa
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Public, 4 yearsIowa City, IA
$31,905
($9,942)
$8,778 30,31886% 1,240 SAT
26 ACT
16 to 1
6 Simpson College
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Private, 4 yearsIndianola, IA
$44,030 $28,106 1,26791% 1,085 SAT
24 ACT
11 to 1
7 University of Northern Iowa
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Public, 4 yearsCedar Falls, IA
$19,753
($9,053)
$5,923 9,50786% 1,085 SAT
23 ACT
17 to 1
8 Central College
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Private, 4 yearsPella, IA
$19,250 $28,711 1,12075% 1,130 SAT
22 ACT
11 to 1
9 Coe College
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Private, 4 yearsCedar Rapids, IA
$48,822 $34,875 1,39473% 1,189 SAT 12 to 1
10 Wartburg College
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Private, 4 yearsWaverly, IA
$47,500 $30,939 1,56383% 1,086 SAT
23 ACT
12 to 1
11 Buena Vista University
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Private, 4 yearsStorm Lake, IA
$37,518 $17,810 1,86366% 1,052 SAT
22 ACT
10 to 1
12 Cornell College
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Private, 4 yearsMount Vernon, IA
$47,726 $29,815 1,00281% 1,280 SAT
27 ACT
12 to 1
13 Mount Mercy University
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Private, 4 yearsCedar Rapids, IA
$36,540 $16,290 1,70581% -
21 ACT
14 to 1
14 Clarke University
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Private, 4 yearsDubuque, IA
$36,870 $20,465 85589% 1,010 SAT
21 ACT
8 to 1
15 Morningside College
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Private, 4 yearsSioux City, IA
$35,270 $22,803 2,41174% -
22 ACT
13 to 1
16 Saint Ambrose University
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Private, 4 yearsDavenport, IA
$33,570 $19,498 3,00372% 1,110 SAT
24 ACT
12 to 1
17 Upper Iowa University
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Private, 4 yearsFayette, IA
$33,609 $11,429 3,61065% 960 SAT
21 ACT
11 to 1
18 University of Dubuque
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Private, 4 yearsDubuque, IA
$36,010 $24,252 2,18076% 949 SAT
20 ACT
15 to 1
19 Waldorf University
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Private, 4 yearsForest City, IA
$23,666 $9,265 3,02572% 1,015 SAT
19 ACT
25 to 1
20 Graceland University-Lamoni
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Private, 4 yearsLamoni, IA
$31,920 $22,076 1,51767% 1,000 SAT
20 ACT
14 to 1
21 Maharishi International University
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Private, 4 yearsFairfield, IA
$16,530 $11,604 2,01595% - 12 to 1
22 Purdue University Global-Davenport
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Public, 4 yearsDavenport, IA
$14,343
($14,263)
$4,150 30,512- - 20 to 1
- Dordt University
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Private, 4 yearsSioux Center, IA
$34,170 $17,335 1,66273% 1,170 SAT
25 ACT
14 to 1
- La James International College-Iowa City
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Private, 2-4 yearsIowa City, IA
$19,273 $5,349 38- - 8 to 1
- Iowa School of Beauty-Marshalltown
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Private, 2-4 yearsMarshalltown, IA
$17,640 $5,117 4- - 2 to 1
- La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology
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Private, 2-4 yearsMason City, IA
$19,650 $6,214 54- - 7 to 1
- PCI Academy-Iowa City
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Private, 2-4 yearsIowa City, IA
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- Kirkwood Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsCedar Rapids, IA
$7,072
($5,308)
$5,082 12,277- - 18 to 1
- Aveda Institute-Des Moines
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Private, 2-4 yearsWest Des Moines, IA
$21,100 $4,418 173- - 15 to 1
- Iowa Wesleyan University
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Private, 4 yearsMount Pleasant, IA
$33,650 $13,302 70482% 920 SAT
18 ACT
12 to 1
- Carlson College of Massage Therapy
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Private, Less than 2 yearsAnamosa, IA
$8,750 $3,187 27- - 7 to 1
- Capri College-Dubuque
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Private, 2-4 yearsDubuque, IA
$17,780 $4,965 137- - 9 to 1
- Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake
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Private, 2-4 yearsSpirit Lake, IA
$13,450 $6,301 12- - 3 to 1
- Allen College
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Private, 4 yearsWaterloo, IA
$19,718 $6,616 678100% - 11 to 1
- American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines
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Private, 2-4 yearsDes Moines, IA
$21,977 $7,375 22- - 8 to 1
- Purdue University Global-Des Moines
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Public, 4 yearsUrbandale, IA
$14,343 $5,123 760- - 20 to 1
- Iowa Central Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsFort Dodge, IA
$8,650
($6,000)
$5,180 4,704- - 17 to 1
- Hawkeye Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsWaterloo, IA
$6,524
($5,977)
$4,479 5,042- - 17 to 1
- Purdue University Global-Mason City
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Public, 4 yearsMason City, IA
$14,343 $4,905 142- - 20 to 1
- Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center
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Private, 4 yearsDes Moines, IA
- - 1,559- - -
- The Salon Professional Academy-Cedar Falls
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Private, 2-4 yearsCedar Falls, IA
$16,900 $6,463 97- - 18 to 1
- Northwestern College
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Private, 4 yearsOrange City, IA
$33,590 $21,658 1,49683% 1,090 SAT
24 ACT
11 to 1
- Eastern Iowa Community College District
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Public, 2-4 yearsDavenport, IA
$5,904
($4,296)
$3,948 7,081- - 25 to 1
- Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux City
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Private, 2-4 yearsSioux City, IA
$17,640 $7,191 11- - 7 to 1
- Marshalltown Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsMarshalltown, IA
$5,448
($5,040)
$5,485 1,836- - 17 to 1
- Southeastern Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsWest Burlington, IA
$6,240
($6,090)
$5,804 2,260- - 15 to 1
- Divine Word College
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Private, 4 yearsEpworth, IA
$14,200 $8,301 69100% - 5 to 1
- Loras College
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Private, 4 yearsDubuque, IA
$35,268 $22,630 1,40472% 1,055 SAT
23 ACT
12 to 1
- La James International College-Davenport
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Private, 2-4 yearsDavenport, IA
$19,286 $4,863 60- - 20 to 1
- La James International College-Johnston
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Private, 2-4 yearsJohnston, IA
$19,286 $4,873 54- - 18 to 1
- PCI Academy-Ames
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Private, 2-4 yearsAmes, IA
$24,988 $4,721 139- - 15 to 1
- Little Priest Tribal College - Ho Chunk Centre
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Private, Less than 2 yearsSioux City, IA
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- The Salon Professional Academy-Iowa City
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Private, 2-4 yearsIowa City, IA
$19,361 - 18- - 6 to 1
- University of Phoenix-Iowa
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Private, 4 yearsDes Moines, IA
$12,540 - 4- - 4 to 1
- Ross College-Quad Cities
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Private, 2-4 yearsBettendorf, IA
$15,990 $5,114 62- - 9 to 1
- UnityPoint Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology
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Private, 2-4 yearsDes Moines, IA
$4,000 $1,337 15- - 8 to 1
- Mercy-St Luke's School of Radiologic Technology
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Private, 2-4 yearsCedar Rapids, IA
$4,125 $8,304 22- - 12 to 1
- Indian Hills Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsOttumwa, IA
$6,000
($4,560)
$5,039 3,279- - 14 to 1
- William Penn University
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Private, 4 yearsOskaloosa, IA
$27,200 $17,863 1,35058% 930 SAT
19 ACT
15 to 1
- Hamilton Technical College
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Private, 4 yearsDavenport, IA
$14,475 $5,904 120- - 13 to 1
- Palmer College of Chiropractic
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Private, 4 yearsDavenport, IA
$10,665 $8,707 2,178- - 6 to 1
- Northwest Iowa Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsSheldon, IA
$6,840
($6,540)
$5,376 1,666- - 13 to 1
- Wartburg Theological Seminary
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Private, 4 yearsDubuque, IA
- - 203- - -
- Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Storm Lake
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Private, 2-4 yearsStorm Lake, IA
$13,450 $4,460 21- - 7 to 1
- Emmaus Bible College
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Private, 4 yearsDubuque, IA
$19,550 $13,710 19499% 1,170 SAT
22 ACT
7 to 1
- Capri College-Davenport
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Private, 2-4 yearsDavenport, IA
$17,780 $4,286 128- - 11 to 1
- Des Moines Area Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsAnkeny, IA
$10,440
($5,220)
$3,864 23,051- - 20 to 1
- La James International College-Ft Dodge
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Private, 2-4 yearsFort Dodge, IA
$19,286 $6,024 22- - 11 to 1
- St Luke's College
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Private, 4 yearsSioux City, IA
$20,940 $6,839 21159% - 5 to 1
- La James International College-Cedar Falls
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Private, 2-4 yearsCedar Falls, IA
$19,286 $7,423 18- - 18 to 1
- Shiloh University
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Private, 4 yearsKalona, IA
$5,250 $3,024 4933% - 2 to 1
- Iowa Western Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsCouncil Bluffs, IA
$6,480
($6,330)
$5,559 5,791- - 18 to 1
- ITT Technical Institute-Clive
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Private, 4 yearsClive, IA
- - -- - 9 to 1
- Capri College-Cedar Rapids
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Private, 2-4 yearsCedar Rapids, IA
$17,780 $4,951 133- - 10 to 1
- Total Look School of Cosmetology & Massage Therapy
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Private, 2-4 yearsCresco, IA
- - 8- - 3 to 1
- Briar Cliff University
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Private, 4 yearsSioux City, IA
$33,998 $22,178 1,076- - 11 to 1
- Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines
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Private, 2-4 yearsDes Moines, IA
$17,640 $5,975 89- - 6 to 1
- Vatterott College-Des Moines
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Private, 2-4 yearsDes Moines, IA
$11,982 - 34- - 7 to 1
- Iowa Lakes Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsEstherville, IA
$7,196
($6,844)
$5,714 2,288- - 15 to 1
- Purdue University Global-Cedar Falls
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Public, 4 yearsCedar Falls, IA
$14,343 $5,597 149- - 20 to 1
- American Hair Academy
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Private, 2-4 yearsMt. Pleasant, IA
$17,590 $5,708 20- - 10 to 1
- Western Iowa Tech Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsSioux City, IA
$4,826
($4,802)
$4,501 5,360- - 16 to 1
- Purdue University Global-Cedar Rapids
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Public, 4 yearsCedar Rapids, IA
$14,343 $5,143 411- - 20 to 1
- Iowa School of Beauty-Ottumwa
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Private, 2-4 yearsOttumwa, IA
$17,640 $7,098 13- - 5 to 1
- Grand View University
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Private, 4 yearsDes Moines, IA
$30,864 $17,830 1,874100% 1,000 SAT
20 ACT
12 to 1
- Northeast Iowa Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsCalmar, IA
$6,840
($6,120)
$4,999 4,162- - 12 to 1
- Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
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Private, 4 yearsAnkeny, IA
$18,180 $12,639 50456% 1,100 SAT
24 ACT
15 to 1
- North Iowa Area Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsMason City, IA
$8,547
($5,971)
$4,576 2,681- - 22 to 1
- E Q School of Hair Design
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Private, 2-4 yearsCouncil Bluffs, IA
$18,800 $4,624 48- - 12 to 1
- Ellsworth Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsIowa Falls, IA
$6,048
($5,040)
$6,439 731- - 16 to 1
- Mercy College of Health Sciences
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Private, 4 yearsDes Moines, IA
$19,754 $6,708 86997% - 8 to 1
- Southwestern Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsCreston, IA
$6,784
($6,560)
$5,435 1,503- - 14 to 1
Average$20,642
($8,125)
$10,775 241,61576.21% 1,107 SAT 12.33 to 1
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**Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
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Iowa Best Colleges

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1. Grinnell CollegePrivate, 4 yearsGrinnell, IA

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2. Drake UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsDes Moines, IA

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3. Iowa State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsAmes, IA

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4. Luther CollegePrivate, 4 yearsDecorah, IA

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5. University of IowaPublic, 4 yearsIowa City, IA

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6. Simpson CollegePrivate, 4 yearsIndianola, IA

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